Starting from July 1st 2023, Stichting OPEN, the take-back-scheme for WEEE in the Netherlands, will introduce the waste management contribution as a separate line item on PV producers’ sales invoices. Since this fee will be visible on the invoice, it will simplify the control of freeriding, according to the Dutch authorities. Although this new visible fee will only apply to PV producers, it shows the determination of the Dutch authorities against freeriding. In the future, the visible fee could potentially be extended to other electrical and electronic equipment.
Stichting OPEN has also announced that an external service provider will be used to search intensively for free riders and contact them, which may lead to sanctions or legal action. At the same time, Stichting Batterijen, the take-back scheme for batteries in the Netherlands, have also increased dedicated resources, including designated personnel, on the identification and handling of freeriders.
Stichting Batterijen and Stichting OPEN are also joining forces at the administrative and operational level in order to implement and enforce the producer responsibility even more effectively. take-e-way will follow the newest development closely and will inform you when there are major changes that may concern the producers in the Dutch market.
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